A few days ago my smartphone died on me, leaving one of my friends to comment that it “wasn’t so smart after all.” I lost some pictures, videos and all of my contacts, but, I only felt mild annoyance and that was because of the loss of the former two.
Why so complacent about the contacts? It isn’t because I’m jumping around excitedly thinking of selectively adding this time round (really, it’s not :|), it’s because social networking has more or less guaranteed, that I can find each and every person I need to, with a few simple clicks.
Remember when we’d lose, damage, or otherwise be phone-less and feel a sense of impending dread? Cut off from the rest of the world, hoping that people remembered our home numbers? Remember those dire days before social networking?
Realise our technological blessings and give praise to the gods. See you Wednesday :).